Khe-Yo

4.6
726 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Laotian
Chef/ Owner Soulayphet Schwader and Marc Forgione partner at Khe-Yo to showcase Laotian cuisine. {Khe-Yo}, or green in Laotian is a unique dining experience that accentuates the brightness and beauty of Laotian cuisine artfully redefined. Our local, seasonal menu is responsibly sourced, of the highest quality and best when shared with friends in our exposed brick Tribeca gem that is all at once intimate, inviting, and hip. We invite you to our table for a dining experience you won’t soon forget—sa bai dee!
What 726 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was quiet cute place, I liked atmosphere. The food is ok, it’s not amazing but wasn’t bad. I had market bowl with pork belly and my friend had oxtail pho. Pho was with rice noodle, wasn’t usual thick flat pho noodle.
The selection of sake is good, we had small dragon gold ginmai daiginjo which was mild and smooth.

It’s good to try new place for lunch then I know if I would like to come back for dinner next time. This place, maybe not.

Report
Helpful
AM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here and as good as I remember it being several years ago. Will return every visit to NY!

Report
Helpful
SH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality service and outstanding food! Our waiter Alex gave fantastic recommendations and each dish was delectable.

Report
Helpful
NO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't wait to get back to Khe-Yo again! Our waitress was very informative about the food and how to order, never did we feel that we were asking too many questions. The servers were helpful, polite and very nice. Our food was delicious. We tried the quail small plate, which was very subtle yet flavorful. The chicken lemongrass sausage was outstanding full of flavor. We shared the pork curry noodles and it was delicious! Everything you could ask for: full of amazing flavor and hearty. We'll definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
MN
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised at the quality and presentation of the Laotian food. It was delicious with so many different flavors and spices. Small Plates and Large Plates, ordered combination of 6 total and was more than enough for the 4 of us.

Report
Helpful
EG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It's dinner is okay. It's a heavy meal with a good deal of spice. I will try brunch there to try the Pho, but the rest of the dishes were better than standard fare, but not worth the price.

Report
Helpful
LT
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of foodies was very impressed with Khe-Yo! From the brussel sprouts with fish sauce to the pork curry to the cocktails, everything was exceptional. Khe-Yo was our hands down favorite of the restaurants we visited in New York this trip. Service was prompt and our waitress friendly and helpful. Don't miss this delightful place when in New York.

Report
Helpful
BD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Khe-Yo literally served the best Pho I've ever had - it was better than many of the authentic Vietnamese restaurants I have eaten at in Boston and New York City. The Pho was light and delicious, the meat tender, and the sauces, sprouts and other vegetables complemented the broth perfectly. We went for lunch on Sunday and had a splendid time. It was quiet and the service was excellent. I could see it being a hopping joint later in the day.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We’ve come here for our anniversary almost every year and the service really wasn’t good this time around. Maybe the waiter wasn’t all there. Found out the owner wasn’t there too so my guess is that the staff acts differently when he’s there as compare To not there. Usually the chef makes something authentic Loatian for my wife and he usually always said hello to the guests. This time around it was like even when we ordered food we were bothering them. Other customers who cane in afterwards were served before us. Again if the owner was there or not the service needs to be good. I really don’t know if we’re going back to that restaurant again. Prices were high too for a Laotian restaurant.

Report
Helpful
R
London
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food -- similar ingredients to other Southeast Asian kitchens but dishes and preparations just different (and original)

Report
Helpful
B
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was all very good although too spicy for my companions. Cool space and vibe but honestly my meal was ruined before we started as we were pressured to give our full order of 5 selections upfront. We we’re assured the pacing would be handled by the kitchen but it was rapid fire. There is really no value here, you can have comparable meals for literally half the price.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The size of the portions to the price is a little different than you’d expect at most similar restaurants, but it’s still the place I enjoyed eating at most in 2018. I’ve been twice, once mid week and again for Christmas dinner. Both times I had something out of this world.

Report
Helpful
GR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Khe-yo has been on my radar for many years and finally made it! It DID NOT disappoint. Easy to get there via Subway. Had a late reservation, but arrived early and we were seated immediately. Service great...explained everything... food delicious and spicey! Not many dessert options tho, but didn't matter. Easy to talk to friends even tho it was busy. Will go again.

Report
Helpful
EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Iv'e been to Khe Yo several times and have always enjoyed the food and ambiance. This time it just wasn't as good. The food was extremely salty and the service was lacking. Hopefully it's just an outlier as the other times were great.

Report
Helpful
B
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good but didn’t seem Laotian. We had Brussels sprouts and a noodle dish. Tasted good but nothing special. Service was very good. But the restaurant was so loud we skipped dessert to leave the restaurant so we could hear ourselves think.

Report
Helpful
MV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food, reasonably prices.

Report
Helpful
SR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great restaurant. We absolutely loved the food. Loved the ambience and sake. Will definitely come back.

Report
Helpful
CP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation for 8 and everyone loved the food. All the fresh flavors you'd expect from a Southeast Asian restaurant and a thoughtful, concise menu. Loved the sticky rice and bang bang to start. The crispy pork appetizer was the best pork belly any of us had ever had. The chef must use magic to make it so crisp. We loved everything except the whole fish - too much effort for an average tasting dish. We tried pretty much everything on the menu, including the specials, and would recommend it all.

Report
Helpful
EG
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a one-on-one business meeting at Khe-Yo early during December 2018. Everything was great. Enjoyed a 'bowl', which comes with sticky rice and a few dips, including their renowned bang-bang. If you like spicy, then you will love the bang-bang. Protein was cooked properly and my colleague enjoyed a Bahn Mi, which he found equally satisfying. Service was excellent. Recommend.

Report
Helpful
AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, love the sticky rice and sauces every order comes with. Great atmosphere!

Report
Helpful
DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, even better than the last time we went. Chef/Owner came out to talk with us and made suggestions. Talented!! Food was spectacular! Will be coming back on our next trip into the city.

Chili prawns and Black Sea bass are a must! The tuna special was a treat.

The staff were soo nice and welcoming.

Report
Helpful
m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff and some of the best food I've had in while. Creative dishes and great service. Loved the ambiance and the huge selection of wine and liquor

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Among the spiciest meals I've eaten, yet the delicate flavors of the meats and vegetables were easily found. But those Laotian spices...wow!

Report
Helpful
S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious original cuisine although some is unbearably spicy. Get the whole cooked fish. Only complaint is that the menu is light on veggies and a lot of the dishes have similar (delicious) flavors.

Report
Helpful
JS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

As a Laotian native I came with a mindset that Khe-Yo would offer an authentic experience. The customer service was poor and unprofessional. When asked questions about the limited menu. The waiter seemed dumbfounded and grew gradually impatient when asked further. I then, ''asked'' if they were any Lao speaking staff. The same waiter then gave a snark look and said none. Leaving the table saying, '' To give me a few more minutes.'' From the limited menu, the food was pretty bland to top it off that. Would never return.

Report
Helpful
K
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times, it's a great place to bring out of towners (and then we get to go too). Food is absolutely delicious.

Report
Helpful
RB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening all the way around -- great food, great atmosphere, decent prices.

Report
Helpful
d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The menu has plenty of choices and the server was very helpful in choosing what to order. The ribs are the best and the lobster noodles was an excellent recommendation.

Report
Helpful
M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service they provide is incredible. Very nice place for any occasion. Some food may be too spicy so better be careful.

Report
Helpful
OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Phenomenal food!

Report
Helpful
ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Khe-Yo is an all time favorite! We have dinner here as often as possible and it is a must when friends are visiting. The flavors are incredible and the options outstanding. You won't be disappointed, and you will want to return. Enjoy!

Report
Helpful
AD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, it’s a must when we have someone visiting. Nice, good food, good atmosphere

Report
Helpful
J
New York Area
356 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Lunch entree- Salmon with sticky rice $16. Salmon was delicious but a very small portion. Mug of Sapporo was $8. Long wait for food.

Report
Helpful
YY
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the portions were just right. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so great! This restaurant is better attended with a group because it's family style. I went with one person and it was great but would have tried more food with more people. We had the lobster dish the bussells sprouts and the duck special. Everything was delicious.

Report
Helpful
GC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been a big fan since it opened. Can always count on having really delicious food and drinks here.

Report
Helpful
KJ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time dining here and will return again. Was told the green papaya salad would be spicy and expected a bit more flavor and spice than it delivered, but it was very good, none-the-less. Sticky rice and bold accompanying sauces were very satisfying!

Report
Helpful
Y
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We used this restaurant for a group dinner. A waiter gave us a good recommendation of order, and it was right. Food was great. We would come again when we come to NYC next time.

Report
Helpful
PN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was not authentic. Mostly very sour - flavours are not blended. And the crunchy rice was supposed to be sour but turned out very sweet. The papaya salad was only sour. The service was fair - it was difficult to catch the attention of servers/host as they kept huddling together at the bar/cashier.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
19

Tweets by Khe-Yo